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Pew: A Simple Tool Has Brought Health Insurance to Thousands

November 16, 2021

Maryland and Massachusetts, soon to be followed by other states, now allow taxpayers to begin the sign-up for health care coverage on their tax returns, aiming to draw many residents into low- or no-cost plans they may not know they qualify for.... Read more »

Maryland Matters: Van Hollen Seeks to Expand Maryland’s Check-the-Box Insurance Enrollment Nationwide

October 20, 2021

U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D) announced Tuesday that he is seeking to expand access to health insurance to millions of Americans by mirroring an existing state law that allows people to enroll through the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange by checking a box on their tax returns.... Read more »

Van Hollen, Bera Introduce New Bicameral Bill to Make it Easier for Americans to Sign Up for Health Care, Close Massive Enrollment Gap

October 19, 2021

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (D-Calif.) introduced new legislation to simplify health care enrollment for Americans.... Read more »

The Commonwealth Fund: State “Easy Enrollment” Programs Gain Momentum, Lay Groundwork for Additional Efforts to Expand Coverage

August 5, 2021

Maryland’s program has become a blueprint for other states.... Read more »

Maryland The Daily Record: Md. legislation seen as boosting access to insurance for critical groups

April 15, 2021

In hopes of reducing the number of uninsured people in Maryland, which currently sits at about 6% of the state’s population, the General Assembly has passed two bills that will make it easier to afford and sign up for health insurance. ... Read more »

Speaker Jones Videos on Maryland Successes

January 5, 2021

We are excited to release new videos by Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones encouraging advocates from across the country to emulate Maryland’s landmark Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program and Prescription Drug Affordability Board. Thank you Speaker Jones for your leadership!  ... Read more »

A simple unemployment form change could help struggling Marylanders access affordable health care | COMMENTARY

November 16, 2020

For many people who lack coverage, an affordable — or even free — insurance plan is available. But many people simply don’t know where to begin to find coverage. As a state, we need to take steps to educate the public and make it easier for people who are facing unemployment to enroll in health insurance.... Read more »

Marylanders Encouraged to Enroll in Health Insurance Program

June 24, 2020

Marylanders who still haven’t filed their state tax returns and need health insurance have less three weeks to do so.... Read more »

UnitedHealthcare Returns to Md. Marketplace

May 12, 2020

Stan Dorn, Director of the National Center for Coverage Innovation, said UnitedHealthcare’s decision to re-enter Maryland “says great things about the approach the Maryland Exchange has been taking.... Read more »

Media Statement about Extension of Easy Enrollment Tax Check-Off Program and COVID-19 Special Open Enrollment Period

April 2, 2020

We commend the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange for extending two vital programs that are helping Marylanders enroll in free or affordable health insurance during this public health crisis. ... Read more »